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HUDSON VALLEY MAGAZINE, JUNE 2021
In 1957, Arthur Julius created the first Wet-Nap wipe in a 2,500-sq-ft loft in lower Manhattan. What began as a family-owned startup with just one converted food packet packaging machine and eight employees, would soon turn into an international wet wipe sensation.
Five years later, Julius’ company, Nice-Pak, went national with the Wet-Nap products. Concurrently, “Colonel” Harlan Sanders’ Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was gaining traction — his “finger lickin’ good” slogan was booming. Julius saw the hygienic flaws in this motto, and suggested KFC lovers should clean up after gobbling up some drumsticks and thighs. And what better to use than the Wet-Nap? Sanders ordered thousands the very next day, kickstarting Nice-Pak’s presence in the restaurant industry.
While Nice-Pak has always donated wipes to disaster relief, this past year has been like no other, and a partnership we started back in 2017 with Good360 just reached $1 million in fair market value for donations. This year's donations of wipes were needed by hurricane relief efforts as well as COVID-19 related hygiene. The Good360 partnership makes sure our wipe donations get to those who need them most.
Read the Blog Post from Good360 for more information on the importance of wet wipes in disaster recovery.